At long last my new sample for the Rosie Socks is finished. I have been working on them for more than a month. Here they are, bedraggled, with ends still trailing, unblocked, but a beautiful sight to my eyes.
I love making socks, but I can only do 2-5 rounds per knitting session when using fingering weight yarn, so it takes a while. I like my socks densely knitted, so to get what I want is hard on the finger bones.
I think I'll focus on heavier weight yarns for socks the next little bit, and thus larger needles and easier on the hands. BUT I tried them on last night and they fit me perfectly!!! And the large cuff disguises the arthritic bits on my ankles! So it has all been worth it.
(They are made using Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Golden Glow and Blue Yonder, with a smidgen of Stroll Sapphire Heather)
The first week of October (my birthday week!), I will ask Oscar to take me to the Botanical Gardens for a photo shoot. I wonder if I can get another pattern sample done by then? (I have a shawl and shawlette pattern in the works)